Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch


  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_9958

\ri-zis-tәn(t)s\ n (14c) A property of conductors depending on their dimensions, material and temperature which determines the current produced by a given difference of potential. The practical unit of resistance, the ohm is that resistance through which a difference of potential of 1 V will produce a current of 1 ampere. The international ohm is the resistance offered to an unvarying current by a column of mercury at 0°C, 14.4521 g in mass, of constant cross-sectional area and 106.300 cm in length, sometimes called the legal ohm. Dimensions, [e−1l  −1t]; [μl l  −1].

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA